Greenland Hat by Kristin Spurkland
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Greenland Hat

March 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
This pattern is available for $5.50.

This hat is inspired by the Eskimo Sweater created by Unn Søiland, a pioneer of Norwegian knitting. She is also recognized as the originator of several other iconic Norwegian sweaters.

The hat takes 5 colors to knit. Because only a small amount of each color is used, there will be plenty of yarn left over after knitting the first hat to make at least one more, and probably two more, provided the knitter is willing to get creative with the color placement.

My second hat, with alternate color placement, is shown on the right in the photo of both hats. |

The pattern includes charts for both of the above hats. Beyond that, it’s up to each knitter to create their own version!

The most challenging aspect of knitting this hat is managing the rounds where 3 colors are carried at once. Fortunately, there are only a few rounds that require this trick.